Cannabis cultivation and processing facility approved in Ladysmith

An artist’s rendering of a cannabis processing and cultivation facility proposed for Rocky Creek Road. Town council approved a development permit application for the two-storey, 7,800-square-foot building. (Town of Ladysmith image)

Ladysmith town council has approved a development permit application for a building to be used for cannabis processing and cultivation.

The Rocky Creek Road property is already zoned for light industry and cannabis micro-processing and micro-cultivation is an approved land use. The applicant is proposing a two-storey, 7,800-square-foot facility.

“The proposed building has a contemporary industrial design and complements existing buildings on the street,” noted a staff report.

Coun. Tricia McKay was concerned that the number of on-site parking spots was being reduced to nine. Staff advised that the applicants stated there would only be six employees so there would be adequate parking. Mayor Aaron Stone also expressed reservations regarding the parking, noting that if the business were to change or move, a future tenant might require more parking.

The application was approved by council.

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